CAP is proud of its rich history in accelerated learning, and offers a wide variety of consulting services to the community. All services are based on best practices, research, and the most effective and innovative strategies known. CAP leaders work with individuals to assess the specific needs of the institution/program/department, and then collaborates on a custom plan to meet specific needs.
Areas of expertise include:
CAP Quality Standards Program Review
In collaboration with several Regional Accrediting Bodies, CAP developed the Quality Standards for Accelerated Programs and Model for Good Practice in Accelerated Programs. These Standards and this Model were developed to assist members with upcoming Accreditation Visits, while also providing program leaders a road map to continually improve their programs and achieve desired academic quality delivery. For more information about how your institution can take advantage of this extremely useful service, please visit the CAP Quality Standards section of this site, or contact Jeannie McCarron, CAP Director, at (303)964-5253 or email@example.com.
Faculty Development Certification in Accelerated Programs
For the first time, CAP is offering a Faculty Development Certification Course for those teaching in accelerated programs. This course includes research-based techniques that are based on the CAP Quality Standards, and includes training for classroom-based and online courses. This all-day course will provide faculty tools and skills that CAP has identified as the
most critical in teaching accelerated courses. The initial course will take place as a pre-conference event at the 2017 CAP Conference in Denver on July 18th. This course can also be delivered on your campus as a faculty development event for your affiliate faculty, and can include both face-to-face and online components. EACH PARTICIPANT WILL BE AWARDED A CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION, AND WILL BE LISTED ON CAP’S WEBSITE AS BEING CERTIFIED IN CAP FACULTY TRAINING. For Additional information, visit the Faculty Development Certification section of this site.
Accelerated Programs 101/Understanding Accelerated Learning: The Whys and Hows
Are you considering implementing an Accelerated Program at your institution? Are you just starting an Accelerated Program and need some helpful advice? Please join us for this valuable webinar that can assist with your efforts and strategies in implementing a successful and effective program. Topics covered include:
- Why Accelerated Learning: What the research tells us.
- Considerations and Preparations – How do we start advocating an Accelerated Program at our institution? Administrative & Faculty Buy-in.
- Adult Learners: Why they are different and why you need them at your institution.
- Selecting your accelerated program/s/: Market research, competition, needs assessment.
- You have your program/s/ selected: Now – Best Practices in implementing a new Accelerated Program.
- CAP Quality Standards Methodology
An Introduction to the CAP Standards for Accelerated Programs
In this time of accountability and scrutiny by many agencies, the Council for Accelerated Programs (CAP) created its Quality Standards for Accelerated Programs from its research and documentation of best practices. These standards provide a touchstone in the continuing quest for the highest possible quality in the programs provided in an accelerated format. This workshop will discuss each of the nine standard areas in detail with suggested documentation for institutions, and the definition of the credit hour in accelerated programs will be discussed. CAP’s Model for Good Practice of Accelerated Programs in Higher Education, which was ratified by the CAP Executive Board in December 2011, will be shared and explained. The accelerated program leadership for any institution who is planning for a regional accreditation visit within the next year, or wanting to compare their program to others across the U.S. should consider this training. This is an excellent precursor to a Quality Standards Program Review (noted above).
Customized Options for your Institution/Program
CAP offers expertise in several areas to meet your specific needs. CAP has access to a large consulting pool that has been certified by the CAP Board. For a list of additional topics, please visit HERE. If you would like more information, or if you would like to collaborate on options to meet your specific needs, please contact Jeannie McCarron, CAP Director, at (303)964-5253 or firstname.lastname@example.org.